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Tallgrass Halcyon Unfiltered Wheat - Tallgrass Brewing Company

Tallgrass Halcyon Unfiltered WheatTallgrass Halcyon Unfiltered Wheat

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BA SCORE
87
very good

203 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 203
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 13.21%


Brewed by:
Tallgrass Brewing Company visit their website
Kansas, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
We originally brewed Halcyon as our first summer seasonal, but since all the Halcyon fans (a.k.a: kiteheads) asked so nicely, we now brew this magical brew year around. Besides, who doesn't want a little taste of summer on a dark winter night?

We are proud of all our beers, but Halcyon is special. We are in “the wheat state” after all, so the pressure was on us to make a wheat beer, but we knew it had to be great. Halcyon Unfiltered Wheat is the result of that Midwestern angst, an all-American wheat with real Kansas-grown grain in the brew.

We start with raw Kansas white wheat in the mix to give it a nice edge, but what really makes it shine is the hops. We use “hop-bursting” late in the brewing process and this gives Halcyon its palate of tropical fruit flavors & aromas with a bright and refreshing taste like the best days of summer.

20 IBU

(Beer added by: jaycount on 03-30-2011)
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lawlerj

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4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into a weizen glass.

A - pours a cloudy yellowish orange. Very hazy - you can almost see through one side of the glass to the other, but not quite. Appears to well carbonated. Eggshell colored frothy head; almost sudsy looking. Not much in the way of lacing.

S - very grassy and herbal w/ strong citrus undertones. Definitely lemony. The yeast gives off a citrusy sharpness that's very nice and aromatic.

T - there is a nice biscuit flavor followed by the sparkling lemon citrus flavors. Sweet, and then tart, and then a nice little pop of sourness on the finish. Delicious. As the beer warms a bit, the hops become much more aggressive and balance the maltiness in a nice way. Very different than the hop/malt balance in an IPA or pale, but very delicious.

M - medium bodied, feels nice and frothy. Not too heavy, not too light. Plenty of flavor in this brew and the body backs that up.

O - overall, this is a very delicious, unique wheat beer. Love that it comes in a can. Tallgrass is one of the regional leaders when it comes to using cans (I believe that is all they use; no bottles) and I hope to see more breweries in the Midwest move in that direction.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2011 23:27:10 | More by lawlerj
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Tallgrass Halcyon Unfiltered Wheat from Tallgrass Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 203 ratings.